3rd December 2018
Billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis faced renewed pressure over his business dealings on Saturday after an EU legal document said he has a conflict of interest due to links to agribusiness companies that received European funds. The document, which was seen by Reuters, could stir up political turmoil in… Read More
30th November 2018
A self-styled British trader, who conned financial experts and some of his closest friends out of millions of pounds in a nine-year investment scam, was sentenced by a London court to five years in jail on Thursday. Mark Starling, 57, pleaded guilty to fraud and operating a collective investment scheme… Read More
19th November 2018
A decade after a U.S. crackdown ended Swiss banking secrecy, rich Americans are flocking back to UBS (UBSG.S) as they look to diversify their investments in a volatile U.S. political landscape, a senior executive at the Swiss group told Reuters. “The interest has increased, for political reasons and for… Read More
9th November 2018
AP — Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump’s business dealings — his tax returns — House Democrats are prepared to use their new majority and subpoena power to go after financial records that could back up their claims… Read More
30th October 2018
A $250 million (£195 million) luxury yacht linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at Malaysia’s state fund 1MDB has gone up for auction, a government lawyer said on Monday, the first sale of a major asset seized by investigating authorities. The Equanimity is among $1.7 billion in assets allegedly bought… Read More
19th September 2018
Switzerland has asked Israel to open its markets so Swiss banks can trade funds there, a senior Finance Ministry official said. Israel allows European Union banks market access, but not Switzerland as it is not an EU country and has different regulations from countries inside the bloc. “We need… Read More
17th September 2018
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has fined Citigroup Global Markets for misleading users of a dark pool operated by one of its affiliates. According to the SEC, Citigroup misled users with assurances that high-frequency traders were not allowed to trade in Citi Match, a premium-priced dark pool… Read More
11th September 2018
Europe’s ‘shadow banking’ sector shrunk last year, unexpectedly yielding market share to traditional lenders after more than a decade of often rapid growth, a report by the European Union’s risk watchdog showed on Monday. Assets held by EU shadow banks – financial firms outside regular banks, insurance companies, pension funds… Read More
4th September 2018
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) seeks to step up the war on complex financial crime, pursuing prosecutions, settlements and new technology, in order to make Britain an ‘inhospitable place’ for criminals to operate, according to SFO chief Lisa Osofsky. Newly appointed Osofsky has taken on the SFO role at a… Read More
29th August 2018
AP — The Kushner family real estate company was fined $210,000 by New York City regulators on Monday following an Associated Press investigation earlier this year that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when,… Read More